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					Central European University

    Student Handbook


          Budapest 2006
Accuracy of the Student Handbook
The information found in this Student Handbook is updated annually and is based on the 2005/2006
academic year. All policies and procedures are current as of July 2006. Revisions may occur throughout the
2006/2007 academic year. Central European University reserves the right to change requirements, policies,
rules and regulations in accordance with its established procedures. Changes and additions will be announced
through the regular information distribution channels. Updates will be posted regularly in the relevant
sections of the CEU website at Such electronic updates will take precedence over the
print copy.

Non-Discrimination Policy
Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race,
color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational
policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-
administered programs.

The content of this Student Handbook is available as a .pdf document at

Welcome to Central European University!

The Student Handbook is an information guide for students of Central European University, published before
the beginning of each academic year. In addition to listings about central administration, academic
departments and programs, student-related services, resources and facilities, this publication includes
references to all policies and procedures regarding student rights, rules and academic regulations. It is
important for students to be familiar with these texts and it is advisable to take some time to read them at the
beginning of the academic year.
The information contained in this Handbook is posted on the CEU website at and the full texts of all referenced policies and procedures are available
to students as downloadable documents. We encourage students to consult these sources.

Student Services at CEU form an integrated student support unit, which coordinates activities such as student
recruitment, admissions, financial aid, student records, student life, career advising, and alumni affairs. In the
framework of a holistic approach to student development and support, Student Services are also the contact
point for other functions such as health and counseling services, health insurance, food services, sports,
student out-of-class involvement, and student governance. In a conscious effort to reflect the broad
geographic diversity of the CEU student body, CEU Student Services employ staff members from countries
of the region and beyond, many of whom are CEU graduates.

With warm wishes for a successful and fulfilling year at Central European University,

CEU Student Services staff
July 2006


                         Academic Calendar 2006/2007

      August 18/19, Fri/Sat   Legal Students arrive

      August 20, Sunday       Hungarian National Holiday / CEU is officially closed

      August 21, Monday        Legal Studies Module I. begins (till. Sept. 22 , Friday)

      August 21, Monday       Departments to submit final schedule incl. cross-listed courses
                    for Semester I.

      August 26/27, Sat/Sun Students of departments with long precession arrive:
                      Economics 1st. year, Medieval

      August 28, Monday       Long pre-session begins (till Sep. 15, Friday)
                              Economic 1st year, Medieval

      September 9/10 Sat/Sun Students of departments with short precession arrive:
                             Economics 2nd year, Env.Sci.&Pol., Gender, IRES, History, Mathematics,
                     MPP, Nationalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology

      September 11, Monday Short pre-session begins (till Sep. 15, Friday)
                           Economics 2nd year, Env.Sci.&Pol., Gender, IRES, History, Mathematics,
                           MPP, Nationalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology

      September 15, Friday    Faculty travel grants application deadline (first round)

      September 15, Friday    Long and short pre-sessions end

      September 18, Monday ―Zero week‖ begins
                     Registration for Semester I begins (till October 8, Sunday)
                             Economics 2nd year students – Semester I. begins

      September 22, Friday    ―Zero week‖ ends
                              Legal Studies Module I. ends

September 22, Friday 15:00 Opening Ceremony

      September 25, Monday       Semester I. begins (till December 15, Friday)
                          Legal Studies Module II. begins (till October 27, Friday)

September 28, Thursday        Academic Forum

      October 8, Sunday       Registration for Semester I. ends

October       13, Friday      SENATE

October 23, Monday     Hungarian National Holiday /CEU is officially closed

        October 27, Friday      Legal Studies Module II. Ends

                       Faculty Research Grants application deadline (first round)

        October 30, Monday      Legal Studies Module III. begins (till December 20, Wednesday)

November 1, Wednesday Hungarian National Holiday/ CEU is officially closed

        November 8, Wednesday       PhD Research and Travel Grants application deadline (first round)
                            MA Conference Travel Grant application deadline (first round)
                            Faculty Travel Grant application deadline (second round)

November 4-5, Saturday-Sunday            Board of Trustees meeting

November 23, Thursday           Academic Forum

        November 20, Monday Departments to submit schedule and cross-listed courses
                      for Semester II.

        December 8, Friday      SENATE

        December 11, Monday Registration for Semester II begins (till January 14, Sunday)

        December 15, Friday     Semester I. ends

        December 20, Wednesday           Legal Studies Module III. Ends

Winter break

        December 21, Thursday Offices w. skeleton team Library and Labs: weekend schedule
        December 22, Friday Offices w. skeleton team Library and Labs: weekend schedule
        December 23           Weekend                  Library and Labs: weekend schedule
        December 24, Sunday Christmas Eve              CEU is officially closed
        December 25, Monday Christmas                  CEU is officially closed
        December 26, Tuesday Christmas                 CEU is officially closed
        December 27, Wednesday        Offices w. skeleton team Library and Labs: weekend schedule
        December 28, Thursday Offices w. skeleton team Library and Labs: weekend schedule
        December 29, Friday Offices w. skeleton team           Library and Labs: weekend schedule
        December 30, Saturday Weekend                  Library and Labs: weekend schedule
        December 31, Sunday New Year’s Eve                     CEU is officially closed

        January 1, Monday       New Year’s Day                  CEU is officially closed

        January 2, Tuesday      Normal operation resumes

        January 8, Monday       Semester II. begins (till March 30, Friday)

                                 Legal Studies Module IV. (Research Semester) begins
                       -     For HR and CCL: till March 2, Friday
                       -     For IBL: till March 9, Friday

January 14, Sunday     Registration for Semester II ends

        January 31, Wednesday Deadline for the submission of Fall semester grades

        February 15, Thursday Faculty Travel Grant application deadline (third round)

February 15, Thursday              Academic Forum

        March 1, Thursday          Faculty Research Grants deadline (second round)

        March 2, Friday            Legal Studies Module IV/ HR and CCL ends

        March 9, Friday                    Legal Studies Module IV / IBL ends

        March 9, Friday            SENATE

        March 12, Monday      Departments to submit schedule and cross-listed courses
                      for Spring Session.

March 15, Thursday Hungarian National Holiday / CEU is officially closed
      March 16, Friday          Special day-off, no offices/classes Library and Labs: weekend schedule

        March 26, Monday           Registration for Spring Session begins (till April 15, Sunday)

        March 30, Friday                   Semester II. ends

        April 2, Monday                    Spring Session begins
                                   Legal Studies Module V. begins (till May 5, Saturday)
                                   Env.Sci.&Pol. MS Research Module starts
                                   MESPOM Spring Module starts

April 8, Sunday                    Easter / CEU is officially closed
        April 9, Monday            Easter Monday          / CEU is officially closed

        April 10, Tuesday          Spring Session for MPP begins (till. June 15, Friday)

        April 15, Sunday                   Registration for Spring Session ends

April 22, Sunday          Boar of Trustees meeting

April 26, Thursday        Academic Forum

April 27, Friday          Deadline for submission of the Winter semester grades
                          Deadline for Doctoral Research Support Grant Program

        April 30, Monday           Special day-off, no offices/classes Library and Labs: weekend schedule
        May 1, Tuesday                    Hungarian National Holiday / CEU is officially closed

        May 4, Friday              PhD Research and Travel Grants application deadline (second round)
                                   MA Conference Travel Grant application deadline (second round)
                                   Faculty Travel Grant application deadline (fourth round)

        May 11,           Friday           SENATE

        May 5, Saturday                    Legal Studies Module V ends

        May 7, Monday                      Legal Studies Module VI. begins (till June 29, Friday)

May 27, Sunday                Pentecost / CEU is officially closed
      May 28, Monday          Pentecost Monday / CEU is officially closed

      June 13, Wednesday      End of academic year

      June 14, Thursday       GRADUATION

      June 15, Friday         Spring Session for MPP ends

      June 29, Friday         Legal Studies Module VI. ends
                              MESPOM 1st year ends

      June 27-30, Wed-Sat     “IIS” 38th World Conference of the International Institute of Sociology
                              at CEU

      July 2, Monday          Summer University begins

      July 27, Friday         Summer University ends

      July 31, Tuesday                Absolute deadline for all course grades for academic year
                              Env.Sci.& Pol. MS Research Module ends

                                         2007/2008 Academic Year

      August 17-18 Fri/Sat    Legal Students arrive

      August 20, Monday       Hungarian National Holiday / CEU is officially closed

      August 27-31, Mo-Fri EEA-ESEM Conference at CEU
                    (in all teaching rooms except those which are reserved for the Legal Studies)

      August 31, Friday       End of academic year for MPP students

      October 14, Sunday      Board of Trustees meeting

      October 31, Wednesday   Internship requirements for MPP must be completed


Official Address:

Central European University
Nador u. 9, H-1051 Budapest
Phone: (36-1) 327-3000, 3009, 3272, 3088, 3119
Fax: (36-1) 327-3211
Email: (for prospective students)
OM Identification number: FI27861

CEU Residence and Conference Center
Kerepesi ut 87, H-1106 Budapest
Phone: (36-1) 327-3150
Fax: (36-1) 327-3169

CEU Business School
Frankel Leo ut 30-34., H-1023 Budapest
Phone: (36-1) 887 5000
Fax: (36-1) 887 5001

Opening Hours
The official operating hours of the university offices are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CEU
students are required to carry their ID cards at all times and to be able to produce them upon request. On
weekends CEU is open to holders of CEU ID cards and to visitors accompanied by CEU faculty/staff

Official Holidays
Access to the university may be limited during official university breaks or during major public events with
increased levels of security. CEU is officially closed on the following national holidays and university

        August 20, 2006                                 National Holiday
        October 23, 2006                                National Holiday
        November 1, 2006                                National Holiday
        December 21, 2006—January 2, 2007               Winter Break (CEU is officially
                                                        closed on December 24, 25,
                                                        26, and 31 and on January 1)
        March 15, 2007                                  National Holiday
        April 8-April 9, 2007                           Easter (National Holiday)
        May 1, 2007                                     Labor Day (National Holiday)
        May 27– May 28, 2007                            Pentecost (National Holiday)

Reception Desks
The CEU main receptions (Nador u. 9, Nador u. 11, and Oktober 6. u. 12) are open on weekdays from 7:00
a.m. till 10:00 p.m.; the Zrinyi u. 14 entrance is open between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Doctoral students
using the PhD rooms, which are open until later hours, can exit through the receptions at Nador u. 11 and
Oktober 6. u. 12. On weekends the entrances are open for shorter periods, depending on the opening hours of
the service units located in the particular building. The passageway between the Oktober 6. u. 12. and Nador
u. 9. buildings is closed on Sundays and holidays.

Security staff are on duty on a 24-hour basis. In the late evening or early morning, or on holidays and
weekends, students and visitors may find that the main door at Nador u. 9 is locked. In this case, they should
use the entrances at Nador u. 11, Oktober 6. u. 12, and in special cases, the side entrance at Zrinyi u. 8-10.

Visitors should provide security staff with the following data upon registration: name, the department/unit
being visited and the name of the CEU contact person. In addition, reception staff will log the date, time of
entry/departure and the visitor’s identification document number into the registration book for security

All students and visitors to the complex should be prepared to show their identification cards or their
visitors’ passes upon request.

Alcohol, Drugs and Weapons
Individuals who appear intoxicated, or are carrying drugs or weapons shall not be allowed to enter any CEU
building or may be removed from the facilities if found to be doing so.


Yehuda Elkana, President and Rector                    Extension: 3004, Email:
Location: Nador u. 9 Building, First floor

Laszlo Matyas, Provost/Pro-Rector                      Extension: 3003, Email:
Location: Nador u. 9 Building, First floor

Liviu Matei, Academic Secretary                        Extension 3060, Email:
Location: Nador u. 9 Building, First floor, room 106

Lajos Bokros, Chief Operating Officer                  Extension: 3434, Email:
Location: Nador u. 11, 201/a

Istvan Teplan, Senior Vice-President                  Extension: 3018, Email:
Location: Nador u. 9 Building, Second floor, Room 208/b

Szilvia Csaszar, Executive Assistant                   Extension 6110, Email:
to the President and Rector

Zsuzsanna Szunyogh,                                    Extension: 3004, Email:
Assistant to the President and Rector

Geda Dobosy                                            Extension: 3003, Email:
Assistant to the Provost/ Pro-Rector

Katalin Lassu
Senior Administrative Officer                          Extension: 3065, Email:

Andrea Csele,                                          Extension: 6119, Email:
Assistant to the Academic Secretary

Andrea Hajas                                           Extension: 3434, Email:
Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer

Zsofia Zilahy,                                         Extension: 3018, Email:
Assistant to the Senior Vice-President


The core Student Services functions and offices include the Office of the Vice President for Student
Services, Director of Student Recruitment, Admissions Office, Financial Aid Office, Student Life Office,
Student Records Office, Student Advising Center and Alumni Affairs Office. These units cover a broad
range of administrative services which, together with other academic and administrative support units of the
university, such as the CEU Library, the Center for Academic Writing, the Information Technology Support
Unit, the Medical Center, the Sports Center, the Budget and Finance Office, the Maintenance Office, food
services, and the CEU Residence and Conference Center, constitute the overall institutional and student
support infrastructure.

Student Services at CEU also maintain and support the out-of-class student activities, up-to-date information
on student opinions and needs, and student involvement in the institutional governance through the Student
Council and student representation on the Senate-appointed CEU committees.

Detailed information about preparation for the academic year, arrival in Budapest, orientation to the
university and its facilities, and specific services, is available at

Many of the student support units are located in Nador u. 9 Building. Student Services occupy offices on the
second floor, with the exception of the Student Advising Center, which is located in the passageway between
Faculty Tower and the Oktober 6. u. building. The Student Counseling Room is located in the Nador u. 11
building. The locations of all other academic and support structures are indicated further in the text.

Rositsa Bateson,
Vice President for Student Services Extension: 3212, Email:

Yoanna Ferrara,
Divisional Research Officer                       Extension: 3827, Email:

Ivan Tsarikov,
Director of Recruitment                           Extension: 2311, Email:

Chrys Margaritidis,                               Extension: 2194, Email:
Student Records and Services Officer
ECTS Coordinator

Location: Nador u. 9 Building, Second floor, Room 203/a,
Office Hours: By appointment.

Zsuzsanna Jaszberenyi,                         Extension: 3009, Email:
Admissions Officer

Csaba Mezo,                                    Extension: 3210, Email:
Admissions Coordinator

Katalin Szpisjak,                              Extension: 3272, Email:
Admissions Coordinator

Gyongyi Kovacs,                                Extension: 3208, Email:
Admissions Coordinator

Location: Nador u. 9 Building, Second floor, Room 204

Office Hours:
Monday—Thursday:         1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
Friday:                  1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.


Zsuzsa Blum,                                   Extension: 3287, Email:
Financial Aid Officer

Location: Nador u. 9 Building, Second floor, Room 203/a

Office Hours:
Monday—Thursday:         1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
Friday:                  1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.


Judit Radics,                                  Extension: 3088, Email:
Student Life Officer

Janka Jozsef,                                  Extension: 3119, Email:
Student Counselor

Richard Kartosonto,                            Extension: 2191, Email:
Student Support Coordinator

Location: Nador u. 9 Building, Second floor, Room 203

Office Hours:
Monday—Thursday:         1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
Friday:                  1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.


Important Note: Students of the CEU Business School should turn to:
      Veronika Kovacs, Student Services Coordinator
      Phone: 887 5190, Email:
      Location: H-1023 Budapest, Frankel Leo ut 30-34, Ground Floor, Room G005

Chrys Margaritidis,                              Extension: 2194, Email:
Student Records and Services Officer

(also contact person for CEU Graduate School of Business students)

Gyorgyne Finta (Reka)                            Extension: 3061, Email:
Student Records Coordinator

Location: Nador u. 9 Building, Second floor, Rooms 203 and 203/a

Office Hours:
Monday—Thursday:         1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
Friday:                  1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.


Extension: 3215, Email:

Location: Faculty Tower, First floor, Passageway to Oktober 6 u. 12 Building

Office Hours:
Monday—Friday:           10:00 a.m.—12:00 noon
                         2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

Serge Sych,                Extension: 6132, Email:
Alumni Affairs Manager

Elitsa Andreeva,                        Extension: 2466, Email:
Alumni Affairs Officer

Maria Pocsai,                           Extension: 2332, Email:
Alumni Services Assistant

Location: Nador u. 11 Building, Ground floor, Room 002

Services Desk Office Hours:
Monday—Friday:        10:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m.
                      2:00 p.m.— 4:30 p.m.

The student psychological counseling service provides confidential help and support in the following areas:
personal and emotional problems, and different forms of anxiety (panic, performance or social anxiety,
phobias, interpersonal difficulties, depression, eating disorders, adjustment problems or coping with

Dr. Dora Perczel-Forintos,
Clinical Psychologist                           Phone: 235-6127, Email:

Dr. Vera Varady,
Clinical Psychologist                           Phone: 235-6127, Email:

Location: Nador u. 11, First floor, Room 105

Office Hours:
Dr. Dora Perczel-Forintos                       Monday, Thursday: 3:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Dr. Vera Varady                                 Tuesday, Wednesday: 2:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

Student Activities and Student Council:


Detailed information about the library rules, services, collections, and electronic databases is available on the
library website at as well as in the CEU Library Short Guide.

Nador u. 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Faculty Tower, First floor
Phone: (36-1) 327-3099
Fax: (36-1) 327-3041

Opening Hours:
Monday—Friday:          8:00 a.m.—10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday:       1:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Closed on national holidays.

End-of-Semester Extended Hours:
Semester I:
Saturday, December 2—Sunday, December 3:                           11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 9—Sunday, December 10:                          11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.

Semester II:
Friday, March 16 —Saturday, March 17—Sunday, March 18              11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24—Sunday, March 25:                               11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.

Spring Session:
Saturday, May 19—Sunday, May 20:                                   11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 26                                                   11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 2—Sunday, June 3                                    11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.

Library Staff:

Maria Szlatky, Head Librarian                     Extension: 3012, Email:

Katalin Tikos, Head of Public Services            Extension: 3037, Email:

Katalin Solymosi, Circulation Librarian           Extension: 3075, Email:

In September 2005 the Open Society Archives at CEU moved to a new location, around the corner from the
main buildings of the university.

New Location:
Arany Janos u. 32.
H-1051 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: (36-1) 327-3250
Fax: (36-1) 327-3260

Contact Person:

Pavol Salamon,
Senior Supervisory Archivist                     Extension: 3250, Email:

Opening Hours:
Offices                                          Monday—Friday: 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Research Room                                    Monday—Friday: 10:00 a.m.—5:30 p.m.

Oktober 6. Building, 1st floor

John Harbord, Director                           Extension: 3196, Email:
Agnes Makary, Coordinator                        Extension: 3817, Email:

Office Hours:
Monday—Thursday:                                  10:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. or by appointment
For individual consultation with instructors please sign up on the Noticeboard or by email.

Zrinyi u. 14, Fifth and Sixth floors, access available also via the panoramic elevator in the Japanese Garden.

Contact Persons:
Niobe Farago, IT Coordinator                     Extension: 2508, Email:
Helpdesk                                         Extension: 2000, Email:
Infosys Student Registration
System Helpdesk                                  Extension: 2000

Five computer labs are located in the Basement of Faculty Tower, Nador u. 9, and are available to all CEU
students. These labs are supervised by a staff member and are open as follows:
Weekdays:                8:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m.
Weekend:                 11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.

The lab operators and the security guards may ask students to show their ID card for security reasons, and
therefore students are expected to have their card ready when using the Computer labs.

End-of-Semester Extended Hours:
All computer labs in the Nador u. 9 complex operate on extended schedule at the end of each semester as

Semester I
Monday, December 4—Friday, December 8                     8:00 a.m.—10:00 p.m.
Monday, December 11—Friday, December 15                   8:00 a.m.—10:00 p.m.

Semester II
Monday, March 12—Wednesday March 14                      8:00 a.m.—10:00 p.m.
Monday, March 19—Friday, March 23                        8:00 a.m.—10:00 p.m.

Spring Session
Monday, May 14—Friday, May 18                            8:00 a.m.—10:00 p.m.
Monday, May 21—Friday, May 25                            8:00 a.m.—10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29—Friday, June 1                           8:00 a.m.—10:00 p.m.

The labs are closed on national and public holidays (see University Calendar) and occasionally for system

Laptop Usage and WIFI services

Laptop Areas

There are two CEU laptop areas. Sixteen places are available at the ground floor display area, and another 16
are located directly above on the first floor. In both areas, network cable jacks are located along the bottom
rim of the wall. Laptops of any type and configuration can be used, as long as they are in line with the
following requirements:

       10/100 network card, which is configured

       TCP/IP protocol

       Automatic DHCP setting

       UTP network cable

WIFI service can be used in the areas below
       Laptop Area
       Library
       Japanese Garden

The following services are available in these areas,, P: and O: drive,
etc. The WIFI operates as a hotspot, meaning that after activating the network card it will automatically find
the network. In case you face difficulties with this you need to enter SSID: LAPTOP_AREA into the
configurating card of the network card.
If you have a valid CEU account, you can reach your mailbox via (through any Internet
browser, such as Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator) and your P: drive files are available via In order to be able to use these services you will need to login using your Username and
Password. Please note that the CEU Network policy ( applies to
anyone who uses the CEU Network.

CEU Residence and Conference Center:
Computer Lab on the First floor:
Open every day from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 midnight

CEU doctoral students have access to independent, department-based Doctoral Computer Rooms. The
Doctoral Coordinator of each department monitors the list of students who are permitted to use these
premises. The keys to each room are kept by the security guards; one key is handed out to the first arriving
student and must be returned to the security guard at the end of the day by the last departing student.

Doctoral students are expected to take full responsibility for the access logistics and passing on the room key
as necessary. All of the Doctoral Computer Rooms listed below are open ONLY for the use of doctoral

Economics                                Oktober 6. u. 12 bldg.           Eighth floor, Room 815 and 809
Environmental Sciences                   Faculty Tower bldg.              Sixth floor, Room 605
Gender                                   Nador u. 11 bldg.                Fourth floor, Room 401
History                                  Nador u. 11 bldg.                Third floor, Room 301
Legal Studies                            Zrinyi u. 14 bldg.               Third floor, Room 313
Medieval Studies                         Nador u. 11 bldg.                First floor, Room 118
Philosophy                               Nador u. 11 bldg.                First floor, Room 116
Political Science                        Nador u. 11 bldg.                First floor, Room 117
Sociology                                Zrinyi u. 14 bldg.               Fourth floor, Room 409

All Doctoral Computer Rooms are open for use by doctoral students every day (including weekends)
from 8:00 a.m.—12:00 midnight. (Student Helpdesk support is available between 9:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m. on
weekdays and 11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m. on weekends)

The rooms are closed on national and public holidays (see University Calendar) and occasionally for system

Ext. 3030 (Student Helpdesk,        Weekdays: 8:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m.;
Nador u. 9. Basement):              Weekends: 11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.

Ext. 2270 (Student Helpdesk,                             Weekdays: 9:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m.;
Nador u. 11, First floor, Room 116A):                    Weekends: 11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.

Ext. 2000 (Staff and Faculty Helpdesk)                   Weekdays only: 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Note: Lost and Found Box
The Helpdesk maintains a Lost and Found box. Any items left behind in the Nador u. labs are taken to this

For more IT News click on

• CEU students have a quota for the number of free pages they can print. As requirements differ from
department to department, the exact quota depends on the department in which the student is enrolled.
• When the quota is used up, students may purchase further pages at the CEU Cash Desk. Upon presentation
of the receipt to any of the ITSU Helpdesks, the student’s quota is adjusted within a working day.
• In the event of a printer running out of toner, students should withhold their documents from printout. The
Helpdesk should be notified immediately.
• Before printing, students should check their quota—the remaining number of pages can be checked in the
Novell-Delivered Application Launcher.
• The printing quota is granted for the Academic Year; savings are carried over to the next Academic Year.

The Computer and Statistics Center is an academic unit of the Central European University which provides a
variety of courses in computer science and statistics for members of the CEU community throughout the
academic year. The courses cover MS Office applications, the Internet, HTML editors, database and
statistics applications and are open to all CEU students, faculty & staff, free of charge.
More information about courses, tutorials, etc. is available at:

Nador u. 9 Building, Basement, Rooms 102, 103 and 104.

Office Hours:
Monday—Friday:          9:00 a.m.—17.00 p.m.


Laszlo Csirmaz, Head                            Extension: 3013, Email:
Andras Vetier, Associate Professor              Extension: 2364, Email:
Eva Barbara Bodogan, Coordinator                Extension: 6104, Email:
Emil Eugen Iuga, Instructor                     Extension: 2321, Email:

Inside the main entrance of Nador u. 9.
Phone: 327-3096; Fax: 327-3875; Email:

Opening Hours:
Monday—Friday:          10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.

Faculty Tower, Basement
Extension: 2038

The Copy Shop, located in the basement of Faculty Tower, is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and provides
photocopying services as well as sorting, stapling, cutting and booklet assembly. For copying needs after
hours, a second center is located near the university at Alkotmany u. 18. Phone: 312-7636, 332-2563,

Students can send and receive faxes from a public fax machine at the N11 reception. The tariffs are set by the
service-provider and indicated at the reception.
Location: N11 reception.
Fax number: (+36-1) 302-0800


The Medical Center at CEU is open to all students, faculty and staff. Access to the Medical Center requires
valid student ID and medical insurance cards. There are three qualified English-speaking doctors (male and
female) who hold regular consultation hours. At three time slots during the week (marked with * in the
following timetable), students, faculty and staff may visit the Medical Center by appointment.

Nador u. 11, Courtyard
Phone: (36-1) 327-3695, 327-3815

         Monday       Tuesday               Wednesday             Thursday              Friday
 8:00 a.m. –          9:00 a.m.—            8:00 a.m.—            9:00 a.m.—            8:00 a.m.—
 11:00 p.m. *         12:00 noon            11:00 noon            12:00 noon            11:00 noon*
 12:00 p.m.—          12:30 p.m.—           12:00 p.m.—           3:00 p.m.—            2:00 p.m.—
 3:00 p.m.            3:30 p.m.             3:00 p.m.             6:00 p.m.*            5:00 p.m.

The schedule with the individual doctors’ names will be announced at the beginning of the academic year,
and posted in front of the Medical Center. The consulting hours of doctors are subject to occasional change,
of which students are informed in advance.

Important Note: To access the medical facilities below, all CEU students must have their CEU ID card and
the Generali Providencia medical insurance card. Students who are insured by other providers, must also
have their medical insurance card. In the case of international health coverage purchased abroad, students
may expect to be asked to pay for the medical treatment, and to claim reimbursement from their providers

In case the MEDICAL CENTER is CLOSED and the physicians cannot be reached students should
visit the following facilities, in the order suggested below.

    1. MedicinaMedical Center:
              5th district, Hercegprimas u. 14-16, Phone: 428-8125, 428-8127.
              Working Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    2. Semmelweis Clinic, Transplantation and Surgery Clinic : 8th district, Baross u. 23-25. (Open 24

    3. National Traumatology Institute (Országos Baleseti Sürgősségi Intézet)

              8th district, Fiumei út 17., Phone: 333-7599
              Outpatient department: 8th district, Dologhaz u. 4. Phone:299-7700 (open 24 hours)

In case of EMERGENCY:

National Ambulance Emergency:         104
This number may be dialed from any pay-phone, without a coin or card.

Pharmacies near the main CEU complex:
Nador u. 24    Phone: 312-6443
               Opening hours:     Monday—Thursday: 8:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.,
                                  Friday: 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Dorottya u. 13 Phone: 317-2374
               Opening hours:     Monday—Friday: 8:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.

Twenty-four-hour pharmacies in Budapest:
      Szent Margit Gyogyszertar, II. District, Frankel Leo ut 22., Phone: 212-4406
      Obuda Gyogyszertar, III. District, Vorosvari ut 86., Phone: 368-6142
      Aranyhorgony Gyogyszertar, IV. District, Pozsonyi ut 19, Phone: 379-3008
      Terez Gyogyszertar, VI. District, Terez krt. 41., Phone: 311-4439
      Elefant Gyogyszertar, X. District, Pongrac ut 19., Phone: 431-9940
      Fehervar Gyogyszertar, XI. District, Fehervari ut 12., Phone: 466-5891
      Deli Gyogyszertar, XII. District, Alkotas ut 1/b., Phone: 355-4691
      Maria Gyogyszertar, XIII. District, Beke ter 11., Phone: 320-8006
      Ors Vezer Gyogyszertar, XIV. District, Ors Vezer tere Medical Center, Phone: 221-3861

All students are informed about health insurance upon admission to CEU. Information about the CEU Health
Insurance Plan and other providers is available at

FIRE REGULATIONS AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES__________________________________
All students, employees and visitors should fully acquaint themselves with actions to be taken in case of fire,
bomb alerts or other emergencies. Instructions are displayed in all rooms and elevators of the university
complex detailing these actions. (―In case of Fire‖ notices)

A training session on fire safety, and on health and safety, is obligatory for every student and employee in
each academic year. Drills are also organized in order to ensure that evacuation procedures can be carried out
smoothly in case of emergency.

Smoke and fire detectors have been installed in all CEU buildings. Fires or areas of smoke will automatically
sound the alarms. (Hereby please note also that smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas.)

Sprinkler systems have also been installed and will be activated in the event of fire. These are sensitive and
should not be tampered with. No large items such as furniture should block the sprinkler units.

Fire escapes routes are marked in each building by international symbols of green/white lights. In case of a
fire everyone should spread the alarm and evacuate the respective building immediately through the nearest
emergency exit. The use of elevators is not allowed.

Anyone noticing a fire should call the dispatcher by dialing 2222 in the Nador complex or 5555 in the
Residence and Conference Center, or use the nearest alarm box in the corridor. The Fire Marshall’s
emergency toll-free number in Hungary is 105.

In the case of a fire emergency call, the following information must be given:
 the exact location of the fire,
 what is burning,
 what is in danger,
 people injured or dead,
 the name of the person who is reporting the fire.

POLICE EMERGENCY__________________________________________________________________
Criminal actions, potential criminal actions and other emergencies on campus should be reported
immediately by dialing the following reception desks (security guards) on the campus phones:

        Nador u. 11                  2240
        Nador u. 9.                  3090
        Zrinyi u. 8-10.              2030
        Zrinyi u. 14.                2075
        Oktober 6. u. 12.            2104
        CEU Residence and Conference Center: 5555

Students, faculty and staff members should make accurate and prompt reports in order to assist notifying the
appropriate authorities. They should identify themselves and the location from which they are calling, as well
as briefly describe the problem and the conditions of the situation. They should not leave—if possible—the
location from which the emergency call was placed.

In case of sexual offenses/complaints it is important to report the incident as soon as possible. The victim
should seek immediate medical attention (see medical emergency information, pages 24-25).

Upon receipt of a call, the security guards will initially investigate each reported incident, prepare and submit
appropriate reports for use by CEU authorities and, potentially, the police. If a crime appears to have been
committed, security guards shall immediately call the police and secure the location to protect evidence.

Off-campus police stations in the 5th district:
       Szalay u. 11-13.                   373-1000
       Kecskemeti u. 6.                   317-0711

The police emergency number is 107.

In the Hild Jozsef Elementary School, Nador u. 12. Please check-in at the reception on the 2nd floor.

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday:                         3:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

In the Nador u. 9 complex, there are several food services areas, as well as vending machines.

Cafeteria: Nador u. 9, Ground floor
Extension: 3015

Opening Hours:
Monday—Friday:          11:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Tower Restaurant, Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower, 10th floor
Extensions: 2360, 2375

Opening Hours:
Monday—Friday:          8:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.

Buffet: Nador u. 9, Basement

Opening Hours:
Monday—Friday:          7:30 a.m.—8:00 p.m.

NADI’s Buffet, October 6 u. 12, Ground floor
Extension: 2472

Opening Hours:
Monday—Friday:          9:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m
Saturday:               9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m

Terrace Cafe:
Faculty Tower, in front of the Library, or
Japanese Garden         During spring and fall

Opening Hours:
Monday—Friday:          10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

CEU Residence and Conference Center Cafeteria

Opening Hours:
Monday—Friday:                                   Saturday—Sunday:
7:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.                             7:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m.                             12:00 noon—2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.                              6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

CEU Residence and Conference Center Coffee Lounge

Opening Hours:
Monday—Friday:                                   Saturday—Sunday:
9:00 a.m.— 9.30 p.m.                             10:00 a.m.— 9.30 p.m.

Weekly Menus:
Weekly menus are available on the Noticeboard for Students on the GroupWise network. Vegetarian
selections are provided daily. On selected days, the cafeterias offer special national dishes. Students on the
CEU Meal Plan with special dietary requirements should turn to the Student Life Office.


Issuance of Identification Cards (ID cards)
Newly-enrolled students normally receive their ID card in their welcome package. If they have not submitted
their photos prior to their arrival, students need to visit the ID Card Manager to order their card.

With the CEU Student ID card, students are allowed to use the following services:
• all CEU premises including sports center, dormitory and other facilities
• library borrowing privileges
• meal plan enrollment

Fellowship students living in the dormitory can use their ID card as a Meal Card. A short description of the
Meal Plan can be found at

Gyorgy Finta,                                    Extension: 2412, email:
ID Card Manager                                  Location: Nador u. 11, Courtyard

Office Hours:
Monday—Friday:          1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.

Lost/Damaged ID Card Policy
Lost/Damaged ID Card replacement fee: 1,000 HUF. This fee should be paid in cash at the Budget and
Finance Office. The receipt should then be presented to Gyorgy Finta, ID Card Manager, Nador u. 11,
Courtyard, in order to receive a new card. Stolen CEU ID cards will be replaced without a fee if students
present a police report.



Location: Nador u. 9 Building, Mezzanine floor

Cash Desk Opening Hours:
Timea Czako, Cashier                             Extension: 2260, Email:
Monday—Friday:                                   9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Staff members working with students:
Reka Herczeg, Internal Affairs Officer           Extension: 6198, Email:
Judit Simardi, Student Service Officer           Extension: 2056, Email:

Location: Frankel Leo ut 30-34. Fourth Floor, Room 413

Boda Piroska                                     Phone: 887 5030, Email:
Financial Coordinator and Cash Desk

Students should consult the CEU website ( for information about:

               Tuitions and Fees for Academic Year 2006/2007
               Estimated Living Costs in Budapest
               Financial Regulations and Payment Information

Information about banking for CEU Fellowship Recipients is available at


CEU has developed an Orientation Program for new students, designed to familiarize them with their
academic departments, university services, housing arrangements during their residence in Hungary. The
Orientation Program comprises a series of in-person meetings upon arrival. Non-dormitory students are fully
assisted in finding suitable accommodation during the first two weeks after arrival. The Budget and Finance
Office advises on banking arrangements and various payment procedures. The Information Technology and
Support Unit (ITSU) introduces students to the CEU computer network and user regulations, the Center for
Academic Writing conducts an ongoing academic writing program.

The On-line Orientation can be accessed at The page is designed
to help students gather pre-departure information about Budapest and the university and to find their way
around once they are in Budapest.

CEU has developed its own integrated information network, called the University Information System
(Infosys). Course registration, add/drop, grading and degree application are all computerized and students are
responsible for conducting all necessary procedures in connection with their registration. Infosys also
provides on-line information about courses, grades, and class schedules, as well as information on rental
accommodation available in the city.

The University Information System can be accessed at
The Student Records Manual can be downloaded from

Infosys inquiries should be directed to:

Chrys Margaritidis, Student Records and Services Officer
Extension: 2194, Email: margaritidisc
Location: Nador u. 9 Building, Second floor, Room 209

Infosys Support
Extension: 2000, Email:
Location: Zrinyi u. 14, Sixth floor, Room 601

Failure to meet any obligation to the university, including those conditions set forth in the individual’s
enrollment confirmation form and financial obligations, will result in suspension of access to student services
including—but not limited to—transcripts, diplomas, access to the CEU computer network, the CEU
Library, medical services, the University Information System (rental accommodation database, matriculation
form, class registration), research grants and fellowship stipends until the obligation(s) is/are met and is/are
cleared by the office initiating the hold.

At the end of the academic year, each student is required to fill out the on-line graduation form and submit a
leaving form signed by each major administrative unit indicating that the individual has no outstanding debts
or obligations to the university. Failure to submit the form, or unresolved obligations, will result in the
withholding of the individual’s diploma and other university services, according to the CEU Policy on Holds.

Those students who finish their studies during the academic year (e.g. failed, enrollment terminated, left) will
still be required to complete the 'Leaving Form'. Moreover, since their student status is terminated at CEU,
these student must invalidate their visas at the Immigration Office in Budapest by personally visiting this
office. It is CEU's obligation to notify the Immigration Office in writing about the changes in student status
and students who fail to follow this procedure may face serious problems with the local authorities.


Student Rights, Rules, and Academic Regulations
The policy defines student rights and responsibilities, the requirements for progress toward the degree and
the CEU grading system. It further outlines the regulations in cases of unsatisfactory records and discipline,
of academic dishonesty, plagiarism and other offenses. Finally it describes the procedures for disciplinary
action and general complaints.

The full text is available at

CEU Doctoral Programs Academic Regulations
This policy sets out the admissions and eligibility requirements for doctoral students at CEU, describes the
requirements during the probationary period, the residence and attendance duties, and the withdrawal, re-
enrollment and termination procedures. It also defines the thesis supervision responsibilities and the
submission and defense procedures.

The full text is available at

Code of Ethics of Central European University
The purpose of the Code is to protect the values common to all members of the university community and to
provide a clear procedural system for dealing with matters of general and academic misconduct that
jeopardize the development of the university and of its individual members. The Code describes the role of
the Disciplinary and Grievance Committees and the disciplinary proceedings. It finally enumerates the
offenses that are considered acts of general and of academic misconduct and the scope of the sanctions.

The full text is available at

Annex I to the Code of Ethics: Section on Sexual Harassment
The university recognizes the human dignity of each member of its community. To achieve this end, the
university believes that it should foster an academic, work and living environment that is free from any form
of harassment, including that based on sex. This policy applies to all areas of university operations and
programs and to the conduct of the whole community. The CEU community comprises employees, students
and invited guests as well as contractors and their agents. The Annex sets forth the definition of sexual
harassment, its relation to academic freedom and conflict of interest and the measures against it.

The full text is available at

Student Council By-laws
The CEU Student Council is an independent CEU body that represents the interests of CEU students. The
by-laws regulate the Council’s composition, election and areas of competence.

The full text is available at

Non-Degree and Visiting Students Policy
Central European University admits applicants who wish to undertake a limited period of study as non-
degree students. These are individuals who do not wish to pursue a degree at CEU but are interested in
taking specific courses or conducting supervised research. The policy presents the eligibility requirements,
the application and registration procedures, the tuition and fees as well as an application form.

The full text is available at

Guidelines for Use of Network and Computing Resources
CEU maintains a computer network and connections to the Internet as a service to students, faculty and staff.
The aim of the Guidelines is to ensure that computer usage is legal, ethical and reflects academic honesty and
community standards. The Guidelines set out the rights and responsibilities that refer to respect for
intellectual property, ownership of data, system security mechanisms, individual privacy and freedom from
intimidation, harassment and unwarranted annoyance. In addition, they regulate the enforcement
mechanisms of the policy. Please note that distribution other than strictly work-related messages through our
network is not allowed. Messages of personal kind can be posted electronically on the "Noticeboard for
CEU" and "Noticeboard for Students" GroupWise accounts.

The full text is available at

Web Policy
This policy covers purposes, procedures and guidelines for the CEU official and personal websites. The
guidelines for the content of personal websites recommend that all individual and instructional pages contain
certain elements in order to present CEU as a coherent and consistent source of information. Further, the
policy regulates the website administration, CEU rights in cases of violation of the policy, and the Central
European University copyright statement.
The full text is available at

CEU Residence Conference Center House Rules and Regulations
The full text is available at

Safety and Crime Prevention on Campus and in Budapest
CEU has developed a series of guidelines and helpful hints to advise students on safety and crime
The full text is available at

Notes on Sexual Harassment and Offences and Applicable Laws on Sexual Offences
The full text is available at

Security Policy
The full text is available at



Nador u. 11        2240
Nador u. 9.        3090
Zrinyi u. 8-10.    2030
Zrinyi u. 14.      2075
Oktober 6. u. 12.  2104
Kerepesi u. 87.    5555

Please note that many of the individuals staffing these phone lines will only speak Hungarian.

To report an accident           104
If there is no answer on number 104, dial 350-0388, 350-3737

Budapest Police Department
To report an emergency     107, 443-5500

Off-campus police stations in the 5th district:
Szalay u. 11-13                373-1000
Kecskemeti u. 6                317-0711

Budapest Fire Department         105; 321-6216, 459-2300

Crisis Hotline                   06 80 505 503

Budapesti Lelki Elsosegely Telefonszolgalat (Psychological Crisis Helpline Budapest)
Crisis Hotline (non-stop)     06 80 505 525*

NANE Association               267-4900, 0680-505101 (toll-free number)
Relief line for abused women and children
Daily 6:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.

*Note: Service in English is not available.


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